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Rubber Tree
Ficus elastica

Location: 6853 Thornton Ave
District: Newark
Native to: Asia
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen

Comments: Broadleaf evergreen tree native to tropical Asia. This species has large (10" long), glossy thick green leaves with a bronze tint. Though usually an indoor plant, this species, once mature, can handle temperatures down to 30 F. Mature trees to 40' tall and broad spreading.

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NOTICE: This specimen is located on private property.  DO NOT TRESPASS!  No right to enter private property to view the specimen tree is granted by the Roadside Arboretum.  To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.

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